Wow, it’s been a week already since my trip back to Las Piñas. “The South” which is what locals refer to the south of Metro Manila is what I’ll always call home. It was great time again to come back, especially that I was able to bring Te along! The best part about having him in the trip (other than being my personal pillow for the 24 hour plane ride) is to be able to show the home that shaped me.
But obviously this post is our top best eats in the South during our trip.
- Classic Savory – Although this restaurant has multiple national locations, the food is still worth the mentioning. This really is at the top of our list. We went to SM Southmall and my dad recommended for us to eat lunch at this place. What surprised us the most is that all of our food came out in 3 minutes. 3 MINUTES. We ordered a family package deal, and I think our bill totaled about $20, especially because we ordered crispy pata (deep fried pork)! We also got their Chinese-style pancit, classic half chicken, crab and corn soup, and their amazing lumpia.
- Dencio’s Tagaytay – What more can you ask for than a relaxing view of the Taal volcano and great Filipino food. We had crispy sisig, sizzling bulalo, kare-kare and fish sinigang!
- Skillet’s & Grill – Simple, inside BF Las Piñas, is a growing restaurant. Do yourself a favor and get their special boneless chicken skillet in creamy mushroom sauce. Even I can’t figure out how the chef was able to get this flavoring in this sauce. I need this recipe!
- Korean BBQ – I’ve never seen so much Korean BBQ places in the Philippines. Every time I convert it into US dollars, you just get so much more great food here. Grab your own sides and appetizers (rice, lettuce, marbled potatoes and kimchi) and you’re ready to grill up their food. Oh, and it’s all you can eat. Special thanks to my best friend Angel and her boyfriend Ace for this double date.
- Cafe Seoul Hwa – get their Mango bing-soo. done.
- Milkbox – found in Alabang Town Center (also known as “The Town” or “ATC”). This is an ice cream and dessert cafe. Te and I were craving something sweet, and we got a dessert that’s definitely sweeter than expected: Sizzling Matcha! This is what you get with a hot skillet, a warm matcha blondie, matcha ice cream and crumbles, topped with a pour-it-yourself matcha glaze. Oh man, our sweet teeth!
Special Mention: Narita International Airport, Japan – amazing green tea float, tonkotsu ramen and curry katsu. And taho needs to be on here.
And that’s a quick recap of TeamJT’s food trip! I’ll probably do a recap video soon!
Thanks for stopping by,
JeaTheJetsetter with TeTheTraveler
Disclaimer: At the end of this trip, we’ve become more Asian.